Richard Robert Sommers |

Richard Robert Sommers

Richard Robert Sommers of Rifle died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Grand River Hospital in Rifle. He was 48.

He was born Jan. 19, 1955, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to Elfriede “Elfie” Berghold and William Charles Sommers.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Sommers married Lynne Nutter on June 5, 1982, at 29 Palms, Calif.

They lived in Pueblo, and moved to Rifle in 1994.

Mr. Sommers worked as the retail manager for Radio Shack in the Glenwood Springs Mall.

He was a member of the V.F.W. of Earp, Calif., and the United Guild of Dark Ages of Camelot.

He loved fishing, golf and bowling, and most of all he loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elfie Sommers; by a sister, Patricia Sommers; and by a brother, Donald Metz.

Mr. Sommers is survived by his wife, Lynne Sommers of Rifle; by his father, William Charles Sommers of Colorado Springs; by a son, Richard C. Sommers of Rifle; by daughters Tracey Sommers of Rifle and Jennifer Sommers of California; by a brother and sister-in-law, Barney and Denice Metz of Lewiston, Idaho; by sisters and brothers-in-law Jeanne and Leroy Cross of Broomfield, and Monika and John Shinaut of Littleton; and by special friends Aaron Taylor and Chad LaFrenz, both of Silt.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Farnum Holt Funeral Chapel, 405 W. 7th St. in Glenwood Springs, with friends and family officiating.

Following the service, there will be a potluck dinner for family and friends at the Glenwood Springs Mall community room.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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